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  • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    College football season approaching.
    A. I love how Stanford only gets the San Jose to San Fran peninsula (and they forgot the red dot in Jacksonville).
    B. Their view of Florida is way off. There are Gator-Hators all over the state. FSU has strong support throughout the state, but Miami does own Dade County.


    • This one's pretty amazing:


      • Now here's a bit of interesting geography trivia. There are parts of Tennessee located west of the Mississippi River. I never knew this. Also, there are parts of Arkansas located east of the Mississippi. This due the the mighty Mississippi changing its route due to various factors. One tiny Tennessee burg west of the river is called Reverie, recent population was 11. I was told a Tennessee congressman used to have a big cook-out there back in the day. It used to be a lawless area since Tipton County (TN) deputies couldn't get to it very quickly or easily.

        Island 37 is a stretch of land that is in the legal possession of the State of Tennessee but is physically joined to Arkansas. Because competing claims of ...

        Another neat map tid-bit. If you go to Google Earth or Google Maps and go to the extreme NE part of Tennessee -- all the way to the corner of the state -- you will see a small farm that can only be accessed from Virginia. But the guy has cut down all the trees along the border so you can actually see the NE tip of Tennessee even if you take down the border lines from Google.
        Last edited by BillVol; 08-08-2014, 06:14 AM.


        • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
          College football season approaching.

          Another collegiate one, but more objective.


          • I love it! BYU is the oldest school in Idaho, but not Utah!


            • Half the population of the US lives in these counties:


              • I count 93 out of 3143 counties. I presume they added the population of the most populous counties until they reached 50% of the US population. There could be infininte combinations of the number of counties totaling 50% of the population.


                • I found it interesting that Stevens County, Washington, was one that they used.


                  • maybe just to get the last decimal place right. That is, they could very well have easily gone over 50% with less land included but chose to get as close as possible to 50.0% .

                    Likewise Im sure a 60% or 70% map would look just as stark.
                    Last edited by user4; 08-10-2014, 04:01 PM.


                    • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
                      Half the population of the US lives in these counties:

                      Appropriately all shaded in blue.


                      • World fertility rate by country. The US has a Total Fertility Rate of 2.0 - meaning that there is zero to negative population growth without immigration.

                        Except for Africa, most countries have a TFR below 2.1, which is necessary to maintain a current population.

                        World historical TFR (1950–2015) UN, medium variant, 2010 rev. [2]

                        Years TFR
                        1950–1955 4.95
                        1955–1960 4.89
                        1960–1965 4.91
                        1965–1970 4.85
                        1970–1975 4.45
                        1975–1980 3.84
                        1980–1985 3.59
                        1985–1990 3.39
                        1990–1995 3.04
                        1995–2000 2.79
                        2000–2005 2.62
                        2005–2010 2.52
                        2010–2015 2.36


                        • GDP Growth Over the Very Long Run


                          • The Relative Value of $100.


                            • "These 9 Maps Should Absolutely Outrage Southerners"


                              • Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
                                "These 9 Maps Should Absolutely Outrage Southerners"
                                While I was born and bred in New England, I have lived down 'here', for over 30 years and trust me, no one down here is the least bit surprised by this information. They (OK, we . . . ) are our own worst enemies and they . . . we . . . freely admit it. It seems to be in the water down here. What I took take umbrage with is that Florida seems to the national media's whipping boy for things (chads, stand-your-ground, Trayvon, etc.) that are much worse in other states. But, here are some of my fave Florida jokes (from jokes4us)

                                Q: What do a divorce in Alabama, a tornado in Kansas, and a hurricane in Florida have in common? A: Somebody's fixin' to lose them a trailer.

                                Q. What's the difference between a University of Central Florida sorority sister and a scarecrow? A. One lives in a field and is stuffed with hay. The other frightens birds and small animals.

                                Q: Why do Florida State grads keep their diplomas on their dashboards? A: So they can park in handicap spaces.

                                Q: What's the best thing to come out of Gainesville? A: I-75

                                Q: Did you hear about the power outage at the Florida State University
                                library? A: Thirty students were stuck on the escalator for three hours.

                                Q: Did you hear about the fire in University of Florida's football dorm that destroyed 20 books? A: The real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet.

                                Q: What does the average Florida State University student get on his SAT? A: Drool.

                                Q: How many Florida State University freshman does it take to change a light bulb? A: None, it's a sophomore course.

                                Q: How do you make University of Florida cookies? A: Put them in a big Bowl and beat for 3 hours.

                                Q: If you have a car containing a Seminoles wide receiver, a Seminoles linebacker, and a Seminoles defensive back, who is driving the car? A: The cop.

                                Q: Whats the difference between the Florida Gators and cheerios? A: One belongs in a bowl. The other doesn't!

                                Q. What do you get when you drive quickly through the Florida State University campus? A. An undergraduate degree.

                                Q: What's the difference between an UCF football player and a dollar? A: You can get four quarters out of a dollar.